Ted Travels: La Paz Wanderings
At the City that touches the clouds, over 3,600 masl, La Paz offers travellers many things to do, so clients will never get bored if they have an extra day in this city.
As many of you know, one of my favourite things to do when I´m travelling is to sit and admire the people going by, and one of the best places to do that in La Paz is at Plaza Murillo. This is the main square where the most famous buildings stand: The Basilica Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Congress.
From there is nice and easy to wander around the old colonial streets of the city, many narrow cobblestone laneways with several colourful buildings that date back to the 18th century and many shops, restaurants and museums. The most famous and nicest street is world known Jaen Street, which is full of colourful houses and good cafes, plus, national hero Murillo lived in this street!
If clients are looking for something a bit more adventurous, they can wander inside the Witches’ Market, the heart and soul of the city. The local ladies dressed in their traditional clothing and Bolivian signature hat offer all kinds of items: from alpaca garments, silver jewellery and fake goods to Aymara cures and charms, everything can be found in here.
To see La Paz from above is a must, plus, your clients can brag about being higher than the highest city in the world! Suggest your clients a hike up to the many lookouts in the city, the most known one is called Mirador Killi Killi, they will see the hectic city extending into the mountains at the backdrop. However, remind your clients the higher they go the more difficult to take some air it is!
La Paz has also incredible surroundings, so if your clients have more time, stay tuned next week for some more tips to the off the beaten track ideas I have for you.